A 22-year-old Duluth man died of an apparent overdose earlier this week apparently after taking prescription drugs he stole at knifepoint from the eastern Duluth CVS Pharmacy on Monday. Duluth Police on Thursday confirmed that Deion Desmond Running was found dead in his apartment at 623 N. First Ave. E. on Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to the apartment Tuesday just after 1 p.m. on reports of a body being found.
t’s been known for years that European earthworms are changing the makeup of North American forests by altering the soil that trees grow in. Now, in a new study published...
Moose numbers are down across most of Northeastern Minnesota, half of what they were a decade ago with little or no improvement on the horizon. The region’s warming climate has been named as the overriding problem for moose — spurring more disease, more parasites and more heat stress. Add in the impact of predators, namely wolves and bears, and Minnesota moose are dying faster than they are reproducing.
Northshore Mining will reopen operations in mid-May in what is the biggest good news to hit Minnesota’s Iron Range in months. Cliffs Natural Resources announced Monday that its Northshore taconite operations, with a mine in Babbitt and processing and shipping center in Silver Bay, would restart May 15 after sitting mostly idle since November. Lourenco Goncalves, Cliffs president and CEO, said the domestic steel business is starting to pick up and steel mills are ready to buy more taconite pellets.
Tinder-dry conditions and winds gusting in excess of 50 mph fueled dozens of wildfires across the Northland on Thursday. “It really started to blow up" as winds picked up after...
A 49-year-old Grand Rapids man has been charged with giving his wife a lethal dose of the painkilling drug Fentanyl. Terry Wayne Richards was charged with third degree murder for buying the drug and giving it to his wife at their home on Friday, according to the office of Itasca County Attorney John Muhar.
The City of Duluth will get another $400,000 from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to help find and clean-up polluted industrial sites in the city. The EPA announced the so-called brownfield grants Wednesday. Half the money will go toward finding and cleaning up sites with industrial pollutants, with half specifically targeting sites with petroleum-based problem materials.
Former State Rep. Tom Rukavina officially unveiled the worst-kept secret on the Iron Range on Monday: He’s running for the St. Louis County Board. Rukavina, 63, of Pike Township outside Virginia, said he will file for the 4th District seat held by longtime commissioner Mike Forsman of Ely, who has said he will not seek re-election. The massive district covers all of northern and some eastern portions of the county, stretching from townships just outside Duluth to the Ontario border. Rukavina served in the state House for 26 years, retiring in 2012.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Dahlberg on Thursday criticized one of his Republican challengers, calling St. Paul businessman Mike McFadden evasive on key issues. Dahlberg accused McFadden, who is far and away the leader among Republican candidates in terms of fundraising, of evading questions on key issues important to Republicans. Dahlberg and McFadden are facing each other and five other Republicans in the race, including state Sen. Julianne Ortman of Chanhassen and state Rep. Jim Abeler of Anoka. David Carlson, a former U.S.
ALONG THE BRULE RIVER — The thermometer fell to 14 degrees in the valley here Saturday morning, but Derek Leslie of Superior didn’t mind. Leslie got his spot near Co-op Hole around midnight to make sure he had a decent place to fish for the opening of the Brule River trout season. He had a portable heater, a lawn chair and a tow strap tied to a tree to pull himself up out of the river and onto the ledge of ice and deep snow along the shore. “I slept in my truck for a little while but I didn’t want to lose this spot,’’ Leslie said. Good thing, too, because that spot north of Brule produced